Commandant’s Garden

The cross made by pedestrian walking tracks from William Street to the river and Queen’s Wharf show the location of the garden of the convict-era Commandant.

The trees at the far right, near the river, indicate the lower edge of the Commandant’s Garden. His residence is above.

During the convict years of the Moreton Bay settlement, the Commandant’s residence was located high on the river bank overlooking the Commissariat. With the use of convict labour, various Commandants had worked the section of the riverbank below the residence into a garden that correspondent Thomas Dowse (Old Tom) remembered as being ‘a very pretty spot of ground’.

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